Hampton's trip: Milano

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Hampton, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Aha oki :)!
    You know it! If not wine...
     
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    harryx2 Senior member

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    The garden at Bulgari is fantastic, especially at night. It is a great place for people watching - so many good looking women. As with all posh hotels worldwide, there are Russians and escorts.
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Aha, well after reading the prices i'm not sure about going..
     
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    A Q for Lo Zingaro: how expensive are the suits at Tindaro de Luca?
     
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    Unfortunately, I have the experience to back this up...
     
  6. Lo Zingaro

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    Something like 3000-4000€
     
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  7. Hampton

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    More info :)? Getting near...
     
  8. Lo Zingaro

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    When will you arrive here?
    As a matter of fact, I think there is enough stuff for a week :)
     
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    You can usually buy L.S. tickets out front day of from sellers, for around 60. There have been some really good suggestions here already. The only one I can think of that hasn't been mentioned (and which others may not agree with) is sermoneta, a glove store in the quad with the most impressive selection i've ever seen, to the point of being overwhelming. the quality is not amazing but decent enough and you'll find the colour you've been searching for but can't find anywhere.

    The sunday market outside the duomo is pretty neat too if your dates coincide. have fun!
     
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    Yeah but since I manage to stay 8 days now instead of 3 can I do a lot more. And I think I will have time to much of the things that explained in this thread (I hope so)
    This sounds nice, thanks for the info!
     
  11. Lo Zingaro

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    Uhm...let's see. Well you can go to Riccardo Freccia Bestetti's lab in Vigevano. Very close to Milan, like 20 mins by train.
    Did we mentioned Al Bazaar shop in via Scarpa near corso Vercelli? Lino Ieluzzi's in the house. You can get dressed for Pitti in 15 minutes there.
    Take a visit also to Gianni Campagna/Caraceni in Via Senato. Don't get dressed there, it's overpriced and there is no added value to that kind of clothes. As a matter of fact, I've seen no elegant people in there, no elgant suits in the shop windows. The only elegant thing in there is the building itself and the nearby garden Palestro.

    Hope it helps!
     
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    Your advises are always great. What's your opinion about prices in Al Bazaar - fair?
     
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    IMO Al Bazaar is fair for the quality offered (or was a year ago), depending on the exchange of course. I did feel that if you came and left without buying anything, they seem a little offended. That said to come out of there empty handed is a display of immense self restraint.
     
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    Do they offer RTW or MTM? Planning to buy odd coat/trou there.
     
  15. Lo Zingaro

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    I have never bought anything there. The prices are of course high, you can get a jacket for like 900€ and suit for 1200€, more or less. This prices are pre-Pitti, pre-Sartorialist boom, so I just don't know right now. I think it got higher of course, because of the advertising that had in the following (and present) years. The shop is very good , it has lots of cool stuff and watching the shop windows you can get some inspiration for your outfits :) The house style is very bold: skinny pants, double breasted jackets with ticket pockets and in summary a suit that shouts "Bought from Al Bazar - Milano"
    They surely have RTW, I ignore if they make MTM but I suppose so, since the market is moving that way.

    About not buying anything and feeling unconmfortable, it's quite normal in high end shops in Milan. The recepit to beat this is quite easy: behave like a millionare --> try 3-4 suits, walk loudly in the shop, talk with the owner, laugh with him, make comments about fabrics, say you usually use Carlo Barbera cloth because he gives you a batch each Christmas for present and at the end, no please, I feel that this RTW/MTM jacket armholes are too wide and I absolutely need to get a bespoke suit with smaller ones because it didn't pass the test (the test is: close the jacket and touch your own shoulders with the tips of your fingers: al Bazaar's jacket will probabily, dramatically, get into your mouth.) Leave like this and they'll understand that you have the money, the taste, but the problem is theirs
     

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